Some popular quinceanera dances are the quinceanera waltz, the father-daughter dance, and the surprise dance. Some popular surprise dance styles are hip-hop, merengue, salsa, bachata, ranchera and cumbia.
As of 2016, other popular quinceanera dance styles for the surprise dance, according to Quinceanera.com, are modern lyrical, jazz and freestyle. The jazz dance is appropriate for both the damas and chambelanes. The modern lyrical dance works as a dance between the quince and the chambelan de honor. The freestyle dance is ideal for a dance of the quince and her damas. Other surprise dance ideas are dances with rock and roll, oldies or ballet themes.